RUH celebrates its exceptional nurses and midwives

Nurses and midwives working across the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for their outstanding contribution, in what has been another challenging year. 

The RUH Nursing and Midwifery Awards provide the opportunity for staff to acknowledge and nominate a colleague to recognise and celebrate their incredible work. 

This year the number of awards increased to 10, ensuring all groups of nursing and midwifery staff were acknowledged, aligning with the Trust’s values that everyone matters. 

One of the new awards this year was the Chief Nurse Award, nominated by Chief Nurse Toni Lynch to one outstanding individual. 

This year’s awards went to: 

Midwifery Care Assistant of the Year: Emma Badman, Lotus Continuity of Care Team 

Trainee Nursing Associate of the Year: Indigo Craig, William Budd ward 

Staff Nurse of the Year: Maria Stephens, Bank Staff Nurse 

Midwife of the Year: Sally Tedstone 

Sister of the Year: Sharon Ferguson, Senior Sister, Acute Stroke Unit 

Special Recognition: Mark Doblas, Lead Clinical Practice Facilitator 

Specialist Nurse of the Year: Merete Abbott, Clinical Practice Facilitator for Respiratory 

Senior Nurse Leader of the Year: Anne Plaskitt, Senior Nurse Quality Improvement 

Nurse Practitioner of the Year: Shelley Meiklereid, Senior Medical Nurse Practitioner 

Chief Nurse Award: Lucy Butcher, Senior Sister, Pulteney ward 

Chief Nurse Toni Lynch said: “These awards are a really important part of the RUH calendar and provide a great opportunity for us to pause and reflect on the contribution nurses and midwives make to the organisation every single day. They are a way of saying thank you and showing how much we value each other. 

“I continue to be so impressed with the incredible care and support that our staff provide to our patients and each other and I am enormously proud of each and every one.”